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in on friday and no sign of progress in washington on efforts to avoid it. today president obama plans to visit a virginia shipbuilding company that would be affected by cuts to the military. the president and other democrats are calling for a package of targeted cuts and tax increases. republican leaders say all the savings should come from reduced spending. >> you know, the president proposed this sequester, yet he is far more interested in holding campaign rallies than he is in urging his senate democrats actually to pass a. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise. >> if all sides cannot come together and reach an agreement before friday, $85 billion would automatically be cut from domestic and defense budgets. >>> the senate is set to vote today to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel is expected to clear the 60-vote hurdle to end the debate and send it to final debate. the senate finance is expected to approve jack lew for h
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
they could affect millions of people. how president obamas taking matters into a of people. how president obamas takget whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just share a 20 piece. [ internal ] 20 mcnuggets, for only $4.99? oh, man. she's beautiful smart and sensible. jackpot. [ crewperson ] anything else? [ male announcer ] mcdonald's crispy, juicy chicken mcnuggets are now part of the extra value menu. so you get the tastes you love at a price you'll love even more. guess who's going to the game? [ internal ] thank you. [ male announcer ] the simple joy of having more to love. >> good morning. the time is 4:14. >> oklahoma, kansas, and missouri are about to get socked again. a second major which storm is bearing down on the supplants, as some areas could see up to a foot of snow. kansas gov. sam brownvack has amended the state of emergency declaration. he signed last week after thursday snow storm that left up to 18 in. of snow in some area. >> here is erica with the weather. >> the blue on your screen indicates where the snow is currently falling. it is impacting for the oklahoma. northe
. >>> president obama plans to meet with leaders to discuss the spending cuts friday. the white house press secretary said it will be a chance to discuss how to keep the cuts from damaging the economy. it will be a chance about how to cut spending without raising taxes. stocks rose today on evidence housing is recovering. the dow is up 175 to 14,075. the nasdaq is up 32 at 3,162. the s&p is up 19 to 1,515. >>> today pg&e announced it is partnering with san francisco on a $1.2 billion program to upgrade the gas and electric infrastructure. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san francisco with details and also the controversy. tom? >> reporter: yeah. it will cost a lot of this. in fact this program is centered in san francisco, and next year every pg&e customer will pay more if the plan is amoved. >> reporter: the $1.2 billion plan was shaped by pg&e and the mayor's staff to maximize the needs for reliability, safety, growth and emergency response. adding new and relocating some existing power lines. upgrading major substations, replacing street lamps and many miles of natural gas pi
jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports. >> now, when you get this you g
territories with president obama. >>> after a week-long vacation, he'll return to washington tomorrow in the face of a major budget battle. it'll kick in on friday and government officials say so too will $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts. they predict that they will be too far apart for a deal that both sides might be able to push back the sequester by agreeing to a few spending cuts. programs like medicaid and social security are exempt from the sequester, but the military operations would lose $13.5 billion. the fbi, half a billion, and nasa, $1 billion. the obama administration says that children will suffer among the most. a head start that could lose about $400 million, meaning that 70,000 children would be kicked out of the program. >>> and that sequester will be on the minds of the nation's governors when they head to the white house tonight. president obama and the first lady will hold the annual governor's dinner. right now the governors are making appearances on the talk show circuit to talk about their repercussions on the across-the-board budget cuts. gary br
. members of congress were finally are back on capitol hill today after a recess. and president obama welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? jim acosta reports. >> "welcome everybody." >> reporter: speaking to a meeting of the nation's governors. president obama said if congress wants to stop those forced spending cuts that start going into effect at the end of the week. lawmakers better do something about it. >> "these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise." >> reporter: to get congress in the spirit of compromise. the white house is warning what's about to be cut. on a state by state level: 12 hundred teacher and aide jobs at risk in california. 74 hundred fewer children receiving vaccines in florida. and 52 thousand defense workers furloughed in texas. the president asked the press to leave a closed door meeting with the governors.so he could have a frank question and answer session. >> "what i want to do is clea
down on illegal gun trafficking, and improved school security. president obama pressed congress to pass tighter restrictions on guns in the aftermath of december's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. >> still ahead people and states across the country's midsection a waking up to blizzard conditions this morning. we will show you some of the snow. on kron 4 morning news continues. >> we are back. we're taking a closer look at some of the nasty weather caused by winter storm moving through the midwest today. on the left, video from wichita, kansas. >> on the ride, video for midland, texas. >> kansas seen a lot of snow in the past day they have reports of several inches on the ground right now. in texas, not as much snow fell you can see some coming down. hurricane-force winds in texas caused a few accident, and also forced highways to shut down for a short time. the amarillo airport in texas have been shut down. it closed yesterday morning and is expected to reopen this morning. let us get the weather in our area. >> good morning james you can see crystal clear conditions. te
ahead of president barack obamas visit. more than a dozen tourist died at their hot air balloon crashed in egypt today. >> authorities said the loan crash into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one of the worst crashes involving tours in the country already struggling with the decline tourism industry following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we have clear skies in san francisco as you can see from our roof camera on van ness ave. i'm ovm er the hill. my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 715. we are tracking hot spots on the nimitz freeway 880 southbound the ride is starting to back up. the drive time is 43 minutes. the slow traffic reaches back to highway 92. the riding to the san mateo bridge a
1st sequestered deadline. president obama and speaker john boehner both issued warnings today about the potential impact of $85 billion enforced across the board budget cuts. speaking in virginia president obama said the cuts would leave the defense department vulnerable. >> so these cuts are wrong. they're not smart. they're not fair. they're a self-inflicted wound that doesn't have to happen. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their bleep and begins to do something. >> the strong words are apparently doing little to push either party toward a compromise. the president want it is budget cuts to come from combination of tax increases and spending cuts while republicans maintain the savings need to be made by spending cuts. >>> congress is split over a major airline merger. u.s. airways and american airlines need the government's permission to combine the companies. questioned today whether a merger would spike the price of your next airplane tick sxet if combining airlines would lead to job cuts in some ai
obama plans to visit a virginia shipbuilding company that would be affected by cuts to the military. the president and other democrats are calling for a package of targeted cuts and tax increases although republican leaders say all the savings should come from reduced spending. they have, what, three more days to get it done. >> not a lot of time. >>> time now 6:11. the first lady photoshopped? how one country alter's michelle obama's surprise oscar appearance. >> and a white-out condition and hurricane-force winds. the blizzard that's hammering the midwest. coming up. >> a few nights of bad sleep can do more than just make you drowsy at work. how it can change your dna. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just warm weather and beaches. but i'm so much more. i'm movie sets and studio tours. i'm family, museums, and world-class art. and that's the point. you'll see things here that you never expected. ♪ ♪ only be warned: there's so much to take in... it could leave your head spinning. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. plan y
last sunday blessing at vatican. but while the pope may be ste . >>> president obama delivered his last sunday bless -- pope benedict xvi delivered his last sunday blessing. from have itcon city with detail -- vatican city with details. >> reporter: he assured the 100,000 people in st. peters square he wasn't abandoning the church. he said he would continue to suv but in a way more suitable to my age and strength. pope benedict xvi goes into what he call as new life for prayer and meditation. >> in the name -- >> reporter: they claimed he encaged in inappropriate contact with him years ago. the scandals didn't worry her. >> it is in god's hands. >> reporter: he sympathized. >> how much control does the pope have over someone's actions. it is hard to hold a person responsible. >> reporter: the warm reception energized energized the pope who thanked god for the sunshine instead of the predicted rain. >> reporter: there is plenty of security. snipers are in position over looking the square and plane clothes policeman in the crowds. he will leave on thursday to spend the first two months of
for the government in one shape or form. >> these cuts are rock. >> president obama went to virginia country to blame it on conservative republicans. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes. >> i don't think the president is focused on finding a solution to the sequester. >> house speaker boehner criticized the president and blamed is that the democrats in memorable language. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> there is more talk of the cut's impact than of last dip ditch solutions to avert them. in washington, emilie submit, ktvu news. >> in anticipation of the budget cuts, the department of homeland security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails. defense secretary says there is only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 4,000 detention beds for 'em game huh do i pay for those. the cuts are set to take effect on friday. the effects of the sequester will also be
at risk and fly delays and fewer vaccines for kids. president obama this morning is saying people will not feel the full effect right away. also this morning, he is backing off the most severe warning, at a dynel we are business leaders rather than calling the cuts a fiscal cliff, president obama described the fallout of more of a tumble down work. $85 billion is coming out of the economy in less than 48 hours unless lawmakers can compromise. >> i have not seen things done in two days in washington, dc in some time. on the other hand, the good news is the public is paying attention to this and we are still ready to work with them to get something responsible passed. we can't do it alone. >> that was katie marzullo. >> he said democrats must accept some changes to government entitlement programs. the nonpartisan congressional budget office is weighing in and it finds the white house-backed legislation in the senate would raise the deficit through the end of the budget year by tens of billions. live in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police
in a park february 1. jones was arrested a week later. police think he acted alone. >>> the obama administration may ask the supreme court to overturn california's proposition 8. that's the voter- approved initiative that limits marriage between one man and one woman. during his inaugural address, the president mentioned that gays and lesbians must be treated like anyone else under the law. the administration has one week to file a friend of the court brief with the justices. >>> time now 6:09. they come out of nowhere am how robbers are preying on drivers stuck in traffic. >> also ahead it's a way to get kids to relax. why some california parents are taking a stand though against yoga in the classroom. >> and learning a little rhythm and a love of culture. how bay area students are getting a peek into the past you there dance as this week's "cool school." land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread? well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-ver
-the-board budget cuts. the obama administration already making changes in enforcement of immigration laws. and as kron four's grant lodes shows us. the chances of a last=minute agreement by the hour. >> we have moved a bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets >> umm, i think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. forget about finger=pointing. >> reporter: moved on to other body >> "i don't think they're even kicking the can down the road. i think they're the table with their nose. >> "it uses a meat cleaver education, and national security, and life-saving >> reporter: the president went to newport news, virginia, to tell shipyard workers their jobs are in jeopardy. automatic cuts about 90,000 department of defense would be forced to take unpaid >> reporter: back in the capitol, his attorney general warned that law enforcement will suffer. >> "the american people are gonna be less safe." agency responsible for immigrants released hundreds detainees for lack of funds. >> as the secretary. i'm working with all of these can to
. >>> and the oscar goes to -- argo. >> in a surprise appearance from the white house, first lady michelle obama announced the winner for best picture. ben affleck, not nominated for best director, expressed his gratitude for this win. >> it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen, all that matters is you to get up. i love you. >> in the best actress category, a bit of a stumble. >> you guys are standing up because you feel bad that i fell. that's really embarrassing. thank you. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence winning for her role in "silver linings playbook," later celebrating with her family at the governor's ball. >> and the oscar goes to daniel day-lewis. >> three-time oscar winner meryl streep presented the award to daniel day lewis for his role in "lincoln." >> i had actually been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> in the directing category, ang lee won for "life of pi." >> thank you, movie god. thank you. >> for "django unchained", christoph waltz won for best supporting actor. while quentin tare ren tino won for screenplay. for best supporting
were sometimes arm. >> there are no signs that president obama and congressional republicans are closed a budget deal just two days before $86 billion in cuts are said that federal programs. leaders of federal employee labor unions have been working furiously to bridge swayed agency managers to make at other cuts that will affect employee paychecks. agencies do insist on furloughs, unions say they can bargain over when they take place. more than half of the nation's 2.1 million government workers may be required to take furloughs agencies are forced to trim budgets. it is official, the senate has voted to confirm check payabschuck hagel as defense secretary. after bruising a bruising nomination process, he now takes over from outgoing secretary leon panetta. republicans harshly criticize them over his pass statements on sensitive political and national security matters. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you loo
movies, i made ted. >> reporter: to present the biggest award of the night, first lady michelle obama made a live appearance from the white house. >> and the oscar goes to.argo. >> reporter: the film set during the iranian hostage crisis, was also recognized for editing and adapted screenplay. >> i thank everyone in the movie, on the movie, worked the movie, did anything with this movie, gets thanked, i want to thank canada, i want to thank our friends in iran, living in terrible circumstances right now. ♪ >> one day more. >> reporter: "les miserables" also won three oscars, including best supporting actress, anne hathaway. >> it came true! ♪ >> adele performed "skyfall," which won for best song. >> reporter: "life of pi" took home four oscars, the most of any film, including best director for ang lee. >> thank you movie gods! >> reporter: daniel day lewis became the first person to win three times in the leading actor category, this year for "lincoln." >> since we got married 16 years ago, my wife rebecca has lived with some very strange men. >> reporter: twitter lit up after jen
dollars to support californian jobs. >> these cuts are wrong. >> president obama went to military country to blamed the stalemate on republicans. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now will refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to special interest tax breaks. >> i don't think the president is focused on try to find a solution to the sequestered. >> the house speaker criticize the president. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their bleeb. >> in washington i am immolaemily schmidt. >> it is official. the senate has voted to confirm judge, hchuck hagel as defense secretary. after a bruising nomination process, he now takes over from outgoing secretary leon panetta. republicans are to criticize him over his past a batons as a political and national security matters. a shaky performance as confirmation hearing if the not help matters. he is decorated a decorated did not veteran and former senator for nebraska. >> with just one day left in the pappus, paul benedict assisting is holding five
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